World renowned musician Serj Tankian, who had come to Yerevan to show his support to the people of Armenia says it was beautiful to see the the joy and exhilaration on the faces of so many people in one place. Tankian also said that the Diaspora should always be on the side of the people of Armenia.
As Yerevan and most of Armenia resort back to civil disobedience following the failure of parliament to elect a prime minister on May 1, EVN Report spoke with Davit Sanasaryan, member of the Reject Serzh initiative and one of the key figures of the popular movement in Armenia.
A series of extraordinary events in Armenia, including unprecedented acts of civil disobedience and massive protests that spread throughout the country, eventually led to the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan on April 23. The movement that came to be known as the Velvet Revolution was led by opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan who fashioned himself as the "people's candidate" for the office of the prime minister. On May 1, during a special session, Armenia's parliament is set to vote for an interim premier. Several members of the Editorial Board of EVN Report sat down to talk about their impressions of a movement that has fundamentally transformed Armenia.